Amanda Lewis Quoted in ‘Inside US Trade’

CGL’s Amanda Lewis is quoted in Inside US Trade’s coverage of a press briefing organized by Rethink Trade, attended by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) on Jan 10th.

Schakowsky, ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce innovation, data and commerce subcommittee, praised the move by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative last year to withdraw U.S. support from proposals on data flows, data localization, source code and nondiscrimination in the plurilateral World Trade Organization negotiations on e-commerce.

Countering the opposition this decision has drawn from large business groups, and some members of Congress, who argue that such rules are integral to how businesses operate, Ms Lewis notes that members of ROCC, the coalition she founded to protect online sellers, rely on Amazon or other large e-commerce platforms for their businesses and, accordingly, support provisions that enforce “fair play”.

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